Mason Lab

Lee MA, Sitko AA, Khalid S, Shirasu-Hiza M, Mason C. (2019) Spatiotemporal distribution of glia in and around the developing mouse optic tract. J Comp Neurol. PMID: 29744881.

Iwai-Takekoshi L, Balasubramanian R, Sitko A, Khan R, Weinreb S, Robinson K, Mason C.(2018) Activation of Wnt signaling reduces ipsilaterally projecting retinal ganglion cells in pigmented retina. Development. PMID: 30254141.

Sitko AA, Kuwajima T, Mason C. (2018)  Eye-specific segregation and differential fasciculation of developing retinal ganglion cell axons in the mouse visual pathway. J Comp Neurol. PMID: 29322522.

Kuwajima T, Soares CA, Sitko AA, Lefebvre V, Mason C. (2017) SoxC Transcription Factors Promote Contralateral Retinal Ganglion Cell Differentiation and Axon Guidance in the Mouse Visual SystemNeuron, 93(5):1110-1125.e.5. PMCID: PMC53460.

Marcucci F, Murcia-Belmonte V, Wang Q, Coca Y, Ferreiro-Galve S, Kuwajima T, Khalid S, Ross ME, Mason C, Herrera E. (2016) The Ciliary Margin Zone of the Mammalian Retina Generates Retinal Ganglion Cells. Cell Reports, 17(12):3153-3164. PMCID: PMC5234854.

Wang Q, Marcucci F, Cerullo I, Mason C. (2016) Ipsilateral and Contralateral Retinal Ganglion Cells Express Distinct Genes during Decussation at the Optic Chiasm. eNeuro, 3(6). pii: ENEURO.0169-16.2016. PMCID: PMC5136615.

Iwai-Takekoshi L, Ramos A, Schaler A, Weinreb S, Blazeski R, Mason C. (2016) Retinal pigment epithelial integrity is compromised in the developing albino mouse retina. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 524(18):3696-3716. PMCID: PMC5063670.

Soares CA, Mason CA. (2015) Transient ipsilateral retinal ganglion cell projections to the brain: Extent, targeting, and disappearance. Developmental Neurobiology, 75(12):1385-401. PMCID: PMC4575261.

Bhansali P, Rayport I, Rebsam A, Mason C. (2014) Delayed neurogenesis leads to altered specification of ventrotemporal retinal ganglion cells in albino mice. Neural Development, 9:11. PMCID: PMC4072486.

Kuwajima T, Sitko AA, Bhansali P, Jurgens C, Guido W, Mason C. (2013) ClearT: a detergent- and solvent-free clearing method for neuronal and non-neuronal tissue. Development, 140(6):1364-8. PMCID: PMC3912244.

Kuwajima T, Yoshida Y, Takegahara N, Petros TJ, Kumanogoh A, Jessell TM, Sakurai T, Mason C. (2012) Optic chiasm presentation of Semaphorin6D in the context of Plexin-A1 and Nr-CAM promotes retinal axon midline crossing. Neuron, 74(4):676-90. PMCID: PMC3361695.

Rebsam A, Bhansali P, Mason CA. (2012) Eye-specific projections of retinogeniculate axons are altered in albino mice. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(14):4821-6. PMCID: PMC3329942.

Petros TJ, Bryson JB, Mason C. (2010) Ephrin-B2 elicits differential growth cone collapse and axon retraction in retinal ganglion cells from distinct retinal regions. Developmental Neurobiology, 70(11):781-94. PMCID: PMC2930402.

Rebsam A, Petros TJ, Mason CA. (2009) Switching retinogeniculate axon laterality leads to normal targeting but abnormal eye-specific segregation that is activity dependent. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(47):14855-63. PMCID: PMC2829946.

Petros TJ, Rebsam A, Mason CA. (2009) In utero and ex vivo electroporation for gene expression in mouse retinal ganglion cells. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 31. PMCID: PMC314286.

Petros TJ, Shrestha BR, Mason C. (2009) Specificity and sufficiency of EphB1 in driving the ipsilateral retinal projection. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(11):3463-74. PMCID: PMC2725437.

Lee R, Petros TJ, Mason CA. (2008) Zic2 regulates retinal ganglion cell axon avoidance of ephrinB2 through inducing expression of the guidance receptor EphB1. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(23):5910-9. PMCID: PMC3844771.

García-Frigola C, Carreres MI, Vegar C, Mason C, Herrera E. (2008) Zic2 promotes axonal divergence at the optic chiasm midline by EphB1-dependent and -independent mechanisms. Development, 135(10):1833-41. PMID: 18417618.

Manzini MC, Joseph DJ, MacDermott AB, Mason CA (2007). Differential effects of AMPA receptor activation on survival and neurite integrity during neuronal development. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 35(2):328-38. PMCID: PMC2020849.

Manzini MC, Ward MS, Zhang Q, Lieberman MD, Mason CA. (2006) The stop signal revised: immature cerebellar granule neurons in the external germinal layer arrest pontine mossy fiber growth. Journal of Neuroscience, 26(22):6040-51. PMID: 16738247.

Williams SE, Grumet M, Colman DR, Henkemeyer M, Mason CA, Sakurai T. (2006) A role for Nr-CAM in the patterning of binocular visual pathways. Neuron, 50(4):535-47. PMID: 16701205.

Petros TJ, Williams SE, Mason CA. (2006) Temporal regulation of EphA4 in astroglia during murine retinal and optic nerve development. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, 32(1-2):49-66. PMID: 16574431.

Herrera E, Marcus R, Li S, Williams SE, Erskine L, Lai E, Mason C. (2004) Foxd1 is required for proper formation of the optic chiasm. Development, 131(22):5727-39. PMID: 15509772.

Heuer H, Mason CA. (2003) Thyroid hormone induces cerebellar Purkinje cell dendritic development via the thyroid hormone receptor alpha1. Journal of Neuroscience, 23(33):10604-12. PMID: 14627645.

Herrera E, Brown L, Aruga J, Rachel RA, Dolen G, Mikoshiba K, Brown S, Mason CA. (2003) Zic2 patterns binocular vision by specifying the uncrossed retinal projection. Cell, 114(5):545-57. PMID: 13678579.

Williams SE, Mann F, Erskine L, Sakurai T, Wei S, Rossi DJ, Gale NW, Holt CE, Mason CA, Henkemeyer M. (2003) Ephrin-B2 and EphB1 mediate retinal axon divergence at the optic chiasm. Neuron, 39(6):919-35. PMID: 12971893.

Rachel RA, Mason CA, Beermann F. (2002) Influence of tyrosinase levels on pigment accumulation in the retinal pigment epithelium and on the uncrossed retinal projection. Pigment Cell Research, (4):273-81. PMID: 12100493.

Rachel RA, Dolen G, Hayes NL, Lu A, Erskine L, Nowakowski RS, Mason CA. (2002) Spatiotemporal features of early neuronogenesis differ in wild-type and albino mouse retina. Journal of Neuroscience, 22(11):4249-63. PMID: 12040030.

Plump AS, Erskine L, Sabatier C, Brose K, Epstein CJ, Goodman CS, Mason CA, Tessier-Lavigne M. (2002) Slit1 and Slit2 cooperate to prevent premature midline crossing of retinal axons in the mouse visual system. Neuron, 33(2):219-32. PMID: 11804570.

Dunaevsky A, Blazeski R, Yuste R, Mason C. (2001) Spine motility with synaptic contact. Nature Neuroscience, 4: 685-686. PMID: 11426220.

Dunaevsky A, Tashiro A, Majewska A, Mason CA, Yuste R. (1999). Developmental regulation of spine motility in the mammalian central nervous system. PNAS, 96: 13438-13443. PMID: 10557339.

Marcus RC, Matthews GA, Gale NW, Yancopoulos GD, Mason CA. (2000) Axon guidance in the mouse optic chiasm: Retinal neurite inhibition by ephrin"A"-expressing hypothalamic cells in vitro. Developmental Biology, 221: 132-147. PMID: 10772797.

Marcus RC, Shimamura K, Sretavan D, Lai E, Rubenstein JLR, Mason CA. (1999) Domains of regulatory gene expression and the developing optic chiasm: correspondence with retinal axon paths and candidate signaling cells. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 403:346-359. PMID: 9886035.

Shimada A, Mason CA, Morrison ME (1998) TrkB signaling modulates spine density and morphology independent of dendrite structure in cultured neonatal Purkinje cells. Journal of Neuroscience, 18: 8559-8571. PMID: 9786964.

Zhang Q, Mason CA. (1998) Developmental regulation of mossy fiber afferent interaction with target granule cells.  Developmental Biology, 195: 75-87. PMID: 9520326.

Morrison ME, Mason CA. (1998) Granule neuron regulation of Purkinje cell development: Striking a balance between neurotrophin and glutamate signaling. Journal of Neuroscience, 18: 3563-3573. PMID: 9570788.

Mason CA, Wang LC. (1997) Growth cone form is behavior-specific and, consequently, position-specific. Journal of Neuroscience, 17: 1086-1100. PMID: 8994063.

Marcus RC, Gale NW, Morrison ME, Mason CA, Yancopoulos GD. (1996) Eph family receptors and their ligands distribute in opposing gradients in the developing mouse retina. Developmental Biology, 180: 786-789. PMID: 8954746.

Wang LC, Rachel RA, Marcus RC, Mason CA. (1996) Chemosuppression of Retinal Axon Growth by the Mouse Optic Chiasm. Neuron, 17: 849-862. PMID: 8938118.

Baird DH, Trenkner E, Mason CA. (1996) Arrest of afferent axon extension by target neurons in vitro is regulated by the NMDA receptor. Journal of Neuroscience, 16: 2642-2648. PMID: 8786440.

Marcus RC, Wang LC, Mason CA (1996) Retinal axon divergence in the optic chiasm: Midline cells are unaffected by the albino mutation. Development 122: 859-868. PMID: 8631264.

Wang L-C, Godement P, Marcus RC, Mason CA. (1995) Crossed and uncrossed retinal axons respond differently to cells of the optic chiasm midline in vitro. Neuron, 15: 1349-1364. PMID: 8845158.

Marcus RC, Mason CA. (1995) The first retinal axon growth in the optic chiasm: Axon patterning and the cellular environment. Journal of Neuroscience, 15: 6389-6402. PMID: 7472403.

Marcus RC, Blazeski R, Godement P, Mason CA. (1995) Retinal axon divergence in the optic chiasm: Uncrossed axons diverge from crossed axons within a midline glial specialization. Journal of Neuroscience, 15: 3716-3729. PMID: 7751940.

Godement P, Wang LC, Mason CA. (1994) Retinal axon divergence in the optic chiasm: Dynamics of growth cone behavior at the midline. Journal of Neuroscience, 14: 7024-7039. PMID: 7965096.

Wang LC, Baird DH, Hatten ME, Mason CA. (1994) Astroglial differentiation is required for support of neurite outgrowth. Journal of Neuroscience, 14: 3195-3207. PMID: 8182466.

Baptista CA, Blazeski R, Hatten ME, Mason CA. (1994) Cell-cell interactions influence survival and differentiation of purified Purkinje cells in vitro. Neuron, 12: 243-260. PMID: 8110456.

Baird DH, Baptista CA, Wang LC, Mason CA. (1992) Specificity of a target cell-derived stop signal for afferent axonal growth. Journal of Neurobiology, 23: 579-591. PMID: 1431837.

Baird DH, Hatten ME, Mason CA. (1992) Cerebellar target neurons provide a stop signal for afferent neurite extension in vitro. Journal of Neuroscience, 12: 619-634. PMID: 1740694.

Godement P, Salaün J, Mason CA. (1990) Retinal axon pathfinding in the optic chiasm: divergence of crossed and uncrossed fibers. Neuron, 5: 173-186. PMID: 2383400.

Bovolenta P, Mason CA. (1987) Growth cone morphology varies with position in the developing mouse visual pathway from retina to first targets. Journal of Neuroscience, 7: 1447-1460. PMID: 3572487.

Bovolenta P, Liem RKH, Mason CA. (1987) Glial filament protein expression in astroglia in the mouse visual pathway. Developmental Brain Research, 33: 113-126. PMID: 3297256.

Mason CA, Rosner C, Guillery RW (1984) Patterns of synaptic contact upon individually labeled cells of the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus of the cat. Neuroscience, 11: 319-329. PMID: 6201777.

Mason CA. (1983) Postnatal maturation of neurons in the cat's lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 217: 458-469. PMID: 6886064.

Mason CA. (1982) Development of terminal arbors or retino-geniculate axons in the kitten. II. Electron Microscopical observations. Neuroscience, 7: 561-582. PMID: 7070667.

Mason CA. (1982) Development of terminal arbors of retino-geniculate axons in the kitten. I. Light microscopial observations. Neuroscience, 7: 541-559. PMID: 7070666.


Reviews, Perspectives, and Editorials

Crair MC, Mason CA (2016). Reconnecting Eye to Brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(42):10707-10722. PMCID: PMC5083002.

Sitko AA, Mason CA. (2016) Organization of Axons in Their Tracts. Chapter 13 in: Axons and Brain Architecture, Ed. K.S. Rockland, Elsevier, pp. 267-288.

Mason CA, Kuwajima T, Wang Q. (2014) The development of retinal decussations. In: The Visual Neurosciences, Eds. L.M. Chalupa and J.S. Werner, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, pp. 1317-1334.

Rebsam A, Mason CA. (2011) Cadherins as matchmakers. Neuron, 71(4):566-8. PMID: 21867873.

Raper J, Mason C. (2010) Cellular strategies of axonal pathfinding. In: Wiring the brain: The biology of neuronal guidance. Eds. A. Kolodkin and M. Tessier-Lavigne, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 9:a001933 PMID: 20591992.

Mason C. (2009) The development of developmental neuroscience. Journal of Neuroscience, 29:12735-12747. PMID: 19828784.

Rebsam A, Mason CA. (2008) Otx2's incredible journey. Cell, 134(3):386-7. PMID: 18692461.

Petros TJ, Rebsam A, Mason CA. (2008) Retinal axon growth at the optic chiasm: to cross or not to cross. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 31:295-315. PMID: 18558857.

Petros TJ, Mason CA. (2008) Early development of the optic stalk, chiasm, and astrocytes. In: Eye, Retina, and the Visual Systems of the Mouse, Eds. L.M. Chalupa and R. Williams, MIT Press, pp. 389-400.

Herrera E, Mason CA. (2006) Evolution of crossed and uncrossed pathways in mammals. In: Evolution of Nervous Systems, Ed. J.H. Kaas, Academic Press, Oxford, vol. 3: pp. 307-318.

Godement P, Mason C. (2004) It’s all in the assay: a new model for retinotectal topographic mapping. Neuron, 42: 69709. PMID: 15182709.

Mason C, Erskine L. (2004) The development of retinal decussations. In: The Visual Neurosciences, Eds. L.M. Chalupa and J.S. Werner, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, Vol. 2, pp. 94-107. 

Williams SE, Mason CA, Herrera E. (2004) The optic chiasm as a midline choice point. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 14: 51-60. PMID: 15018938.

Buttery P, Mason C. (2003) Maintaining stability in the face of change. Nature Neuroscience, 6(11):1117-9. PMID: 14583747.

Dunaevsky A, Mason CA. (2003) Spine motility: a means towards an end? Trends Neuroscience, (3):155-60. PMID: 12591218.

Mason CA, Erskine L. (2000) Growth cone form, behavior, and interactions in vivo: Retinal axon pathfinding as a model. Journal of Neurobiology, Special issue on The Growth Cone, 44: 260-270. PMID: 10934327.

Mason CA, Sretavan DW. (1997) Glia, neurons, and axon pathfinding during optic chiasm development. Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 7: 647-653. PMID: 9384544.

Mason CA, Morrison ME, Ward MS, Zhang Q, Baird DH. (1997) Axon-target interactions in the developing cerebellum.  Perspectives on Developmental Neurobiology, Eds., C.A. Mason and C. Sotelo, 5: 69-82. PMID: 9509519.

Hatten ME, Gao WQ, Morrison ME, Mason CA. (1998) Cerebellar cells in culture. In: Culturing Nerve Cells, Eds. G. Banker and K. Goslin, pp. 419-459.

Guillery RW, Mason CA, Taylor JSH. (1995) Developmental determinants at the mammalian optic chiasm. Journal of Neuroscience, 15: 4727-4737. PMID: 7623106.

Godement P, Mason CA. (1993) Guidance of retinal fibers in the optic chiasm. In: Perspectives on Developmental Neurobiology, Ed., C.A. Mason, 1: pp. 217-225.

Mason CA, Godement P. (1991) Growth cone form reflects interactions in visual pathways and cerebellar targets. In:  The Nerve Growth Cone, Eds., P. C. Letourneau, S.B. Kater, and E.R. Macagno, Raven Press, pp. 405-423.

Hatten ME, Liem RKH, Shelanski ML, Mason CA. (1991) Astroglia in CNS injury. Glia, 4: 233-243. PMID: 1827781.

Dodd Lab

Perron, J. C. and Dodd, J. (2012) Structural distinctions in BMPs underlie divergent signaling in spinal neurons. Neural Dev. Neural Development, 7:16.

Perron, J. C. and Dodd, J. (2011) Inductive specification and axonal orientation of spinal neurons mediated by divergent bone morphogenetic protein signaling pathways. Neural Dev. 6:36.

Perron, J. C. and Dodd, J. (2009) ActRIIA and BMPRII Type II BMP receptor subunits selectively required for Smad4-independent BMP7-evoked chemotaxis. PLoS One. 4(12):e8198.

Wilson, S. I., Shafer, B., Lee, K. J. and Dodd, J. (2008) A molecular program for contralateral trajectory: Rig-1 control by LIM homeodomain transcription factors. Neuron 59:413-424.

Dodd, J., and Kolodkin, A.L. (2005). Development: edging towards circuitry, behavior and disease. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 15:1-6. Review.

Butler ,S.J., and Dodd J. (2003). A role for BMP heterodimers in roof plate-mediated repulsion of commissural axons. Neuron. 38:389-401.

Augsburger, A., Schuchardt, A., Hoskins, S., Dodd, J., and Butler, S. (1999). BMPs as mediators of roof plate repulsion of commissural neurons. Neuron. 24:127-41.

Dale, K., Vesque, C., Sattar, N., Lints, T., Sampath, K., Furley, A., Dodd, J., Placzek, M. (1997). Cooperation of BMP7 and SHH in the induction of forebrain ventral midline cells by prechordal mesoderm. Cell 90:257-269.

Shah, S.B., Skromne, I., Hume, C.R., Kessler, D.S., Lee, K.J, Stern, C.D., and Dodd, J. (1997). Misexpression of chick Vg1 in the marginal zone induces primitive streak formation. Development 124:5127-5138.

Placzek, M., Jessell, T.M., Dodd, J. (1993). Induction of floor plate differentiation by contact-dependent, homeogenetic signals. Development 117:205-218.

Dodd, J., Jessell, T.M. (1988). Axon guidance and the patterning of neuronal connections. Science 242:692-699.